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Greta Thunberg Didn’t Win the Nobel Peace Prize. Good.

On Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. He won for helping de-escalating long-simmering tensions with neighboring Eritrea. Read More >>

Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes

The Nobel Foundation has awarded scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. Read More >>

Co-Inventor of the World’s First Handheld Electronic Calculator Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, one of three people at Texas Instruments credited with inventing the world’s first handheld electronic calculator in the 1960s, died at a Dallas hospital on February 27th. Merryman was 86 years old. Read More >>

Physicist Who Coined the ‘God Particle’ and Sold His Nobel Prize to Pay Medical Bills Dies at 96

Leon Lederman, the former head of the Fermi National Accelerator Lab and winner of the the Nobel Prize in physics in 1988, died at a nursing home in Idaho on October 3rd. He was 96. Read More >>

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize for Discovering Pulsars

Accomplished astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell has won a $3 million (£2.3 million) Special Breakthrough Prize for her discovery of pulsars 50 years ago and continued leadership in science. Read More >>

Here Are Some Incredible Images Made Possible By This Year’s Chemistry Nobel Prize

Science, at its core, is a process. New advances in technology are as important as new discoveries they lead to. How can you understand a molecule, for example, if you can’t see it? Read More >>

What Are the Unwritten Rules of Winning a Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prizes are the “Oscars of Science,” making waves not only in the scientific community, but the lay community as well. Everyone knows there are unofficial rules to adhere to if you want to win an Oscar. Are there similar rules for the Nobels? We asked a Nobel predictor and one of the “pickers” for a prize, the winners of which tend to win Nobels, to give us the skinny on the nonscientific factors that go into picking the winner of a science prize. Read More >>

Interstellar’s Science Adviser Just Won A Nobel Prize In Physics

Gravitational waves made headlines across the world when they were finally confirmed to exist back in 2015 (even though the announcement came five months later). Now three of the scientists responsible for the monumental discovery have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Oh, and one of them was the scientific adviser on Interstellar. Read More >>

Nobel Prize For Chemistry Awarded to Creators of the World’s Tiniest Machines

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of scientists for their pioneering work in developing molecular machines. These gadgets measure just a thousandth of a human hair in width, and they’re poised to revolutionise everything from manufacturing and materials to medicine and the functioning of the human body. Read More >>

Nobel Prize Awarded for Work on Cellular ‘Self-Cannibalism’

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for furthering our understanding of autophagy, the biological process wherein the body eats some of itself in order to survive. Read More >>

This Year the Medicine Nobel Prize Went to a Pair of Parasite Poisons

The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine just went to three scientists who found parasite-killing chemicals that are now important tools for fighting human diseases. But the chemicals in question weren’t created in a lab: one is produced naturally by a bacterium, the other by a plant used in a traditional Chinese herbal recipe dating back 1,000 years. Read More >>

2015’s Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Breakthroughs in Fighting Malaria and Parasites

The first Nobel Prize of 2015 has been awarded jointly to three scientists for their groundbreaking work in developing therapies that fight infections caused by malaria and roundworm parasites. Read More >>